Dust control systems: essential in helping you meet your safety, quality and environmental obligations.
Suppressing the level of dust doesn’t only reduce workplace odours; it creates cleaner air, making your workspace a healthier place to be and protecting against conditions such as asthma and cancer.
Dust particles left in the air can settle on the products you make, contaminating foods or pharmaceuticals, and damaging finishes. The right dust extraction system removes more particles from the air and protects product quality.
When industrial extraction systems and dust control filters collect and contain more dust there a fewer airborne particles to coat machinery and clog filters, so the risk and cost of breakdowns is reduced.
When even a substance as benign as flour can create an explosive risk, industrial dust collectors create a safer workspace.
Leaving workplace dust free to coat every surface means cleaning takes longer and costs more. Industrial dust extraction systems can reduce the need for constant, intensive cleaning.
A workplace where dust is free to clog equipment will require more regular servicing. Dust extraction filters and control systems can reduce the frequency of maintenance callouts and servicing and cut the cost of your maintenance contract.
To be effective, your dust extraction system needs to be tailored to your processes (ie the dust being created) and the equipment you use.
The starting point is application-specific dust collectors. Industrial processes vary so the collector may be a hood, a flat-bed vacuum system or an on-tool dust collector.
From here, the dust is extracted into the ductwork to industrial dust filters which filter the air, collect the dust and can then recycle clean air back into the workspace.
One problem for the typical industrial dust control filter is that it can very quickly become clogged, reducing efficiency as airflow reduces.
There are two common ways of addressing this:
A shaker dust filter, as the name suggests, shakes the filter so the dust is loosened. A shaker filter sends freed dust to a hopper where it can be recycled or disposed of and ensures the air can continue to flow freely.
Reverse jet dust filters periodically blast the opposite side of the filter with a jet of air. The effect of reverse jet filters is much the same as for shaker dust collectors, with loosened material sent to a hopper, and the filter cleared to allow air to flow freely.
Dust control filter systems are essential in any business where processes generate dust. Most recently we have been designing systems for removing metallic and lacquer dust for companies such as Crown Packaging, De La Rue, Johnson Controls, Perrys Recycling, Rexam, Smurfit Kappa and more around the world. We can do the same for you.
Make Integrated Air Systems your trusted dust control partner.
To discuss your business and explore how we can help make your workplace safer and more efficient, contact us.
For practical advice on dust extraction, Local Exhaust Ventilation (LEV) and how to comply with the law visit www.hse.gov.uk/lev.